Turkish Language Courses
Language courses in Turkey are a commonly used practise by expats and foreigners living in Turkey for learning Turkish. At the end of the day, language courses make learning the native language of the country a lot easier compared to personal effort. It is an indisputable fact that the world is going global with culture and economic scales, but it has a vital necessity to learn the logic of one’s native language in order to understand the way he or she thinks. That is why thinking “everyone already speaks English, why shall I bother to learn Turkish” is the wrongest attitude that can be taken. You need to learn the native language of the people in order to communicate with them properly.
Language Courses with Their Benefits
Turkish Language has a very unique nature has its own. Inheriting the legacy of interacting with many other languages but still preserving its own grammar rules, it is a very difficult task to learn Turkish by one’s effort. Considering the fact that the word phrasing of Turkish is entirely different from European based languages, it is a very difficult task for one’s to learn the language on his or her own. That is the first reason why a person who is resident in Turkey needs professional education within language courses.
This is not a scientific article but is based on the experiences and observations of a Turk who has interacted with many expats and has personal and professional international experiences. As an experienced observation and recommendation based on this foundation, learning Turkish will benefit you with the sympathy of your co-workers, people you see your every-day life, even your rivals. Turks love foreigners who speak Turkish with their own accent.
Another feature of Turkish Language is the fact that it runs with rules. Many languages run with exceptions, but you can learn Turkish Language by studying vocabulary and word phrasing. This can be achieved most efficiently by boing to a language course.
Language Courses as a Sidekick to Your Profession
It is a norm of today’s working life to proceed with the daily working life with correspondences. This may make one think that knowing English would be enough to take off his or her business. On the other hand, person to person interactions has vital importance in emerging markets such as Turkey. Drinking a cup of tea in a meeting – no need to mention to take every necessary precaution for COVID-19 pandemic – will be an enormous conversation starter and icebreaker if needed. It would be a helpful guide for professional life to underline the fact that Turks feel an exceptional sympathy for Turkish-speaking foreigners with their own accents. Therefore, language courses can be a shortcut to your elevation in your profession.
Language Courses a Social Hub
It is an undeniable fact that social media and various websites have made a variety of platforms available for socialising of the expats and foreigners in Turkey. Considering the fact that these platforms are all virtual, language courses are far more solid platforms for social interactions for expats and foreigners as well.
Considering the fact that language courses are located around the socialization hubs of the cities, a pine or cup on tea is also very reasonable to ask or to asked for a friendly conversation after class. What could be better then a cold one after hours of practising a foreign language with another person sharing your own or many others?
Language Courses’ Locations in İstanbul
Foreigners living in Turkey are commonly white-collar expats, therefore prefer to live close to their offices, therefore central business districts. Considering the fact that Esentepe – Levent and Maslak districts cover the main central business district of the European Side of İstanbul, Göztepe, Kozyatağı and West Ataşehir hosts main office buildings along with Maltepe. Therefore, expats commonly prefer to live at places with easy access to these districts and language courses are commonly established in locations at these locations or with easy proximity.
Taksim Square, the square under the jurisdiction of Beyoğlu Municipality is the major traditional attraction point of İstanbul and therefore public transport and urban main streets. It is also the first hub of the first underground transportation of İstanbul which enables people to reach to the central business districts. Therefore, major main streets of connect to this square and municipality, such as Gümüşsuyu Caddesi connecting to Beşiktaş, Tarlabaşı Caddesi and Cumhuriyet Caddesi which is connected to Halaskargazi Caddesi running parallel to Abide-I Hürriyet Caddesi and intersects with Rumeli Caddesi of Nişantaşı of Şişli Municipality. All of these streets are also connected to the main street of central business districts, which is Büyükdere Caddesi and therefore settlements around and proximate to these streets has many language courses. Not only this feature of being a centre of transportation of Beyoğlu and Şişli but also traditionally international inhabitancy of these regions has also turned them into an attraction point for language courses.
It is no surprise the fact that city of İstanbul grows every day which develops new attraction points. Although the Municipality of Beşiktaş covers many high-end districts such as Etiler, Bebek and Levent, Beşiktaş district itself was used to be a lesser valued place, in terms of residency and leisure. On the other hand, as a result of the daily evolution of the daily life and strategic allocation of the district, it has also been an attraction point for language courses.
Kadıköy County covers most of the main central business districts in Anatolian Side of İstanbul and Kadıköy district itself is the centre of transportation hubs; not only by private driving but also the underground metro, landlines and sea transportation by ferries. Therefore, a number of language courses have decided to take place in the district.
Bağdat Caddesi is the upscale settlement street reaching through Kadıköy to Maltepe covering Göztepe and has very easy access to West Ataşehir, which is the upcoming Central Business District of Istanbul is a general choice for expats and foreigners as well. Underlining the impotence of proximity, many language courses are located along and around the grand street.